|Writing system||Sanapata, Kthaic|
|Official language in||Tsaba|
Tsaban is a member of the West Alpic language family. Its closest living relatives are Legim and Shalorjan.
Tsaban was first spoken by ethnic Tsabans living on the southwestern coast of Alpa. It has borrowed a lot of vocabulary from Osveraali languages as a result of occupation by the Osveraali Empire in the late 1500s.
|Oral Stops||p' b||t t' d||k k' g||kʷ kʷ' gʷ|
|Fricatives||s||ʃ||x ɣ||xʷ ɣʷ||h|
|Mid||e ɛ œ||ə||o|
Morphology and syntax
Tsaban has SOV word order. It is strongly head-final.
Writing and literature
Tsaban primarily uses the Osveraali writing system, sanapata. It can also be, though rarely is, written using Kthaic.